October 7, 2022

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WSDP Bulletin (20-07-2022)

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(Newspapers, PIB and other important sources)

Prelim and Main

  1. Review spectrum pricing mechanism for captive users to incentivise ministries: CAG to DoT READ MORE
  2. In 2021, over 1.6 lakh Indians renounced citizenship READ MORE
  3. UK breaks record for highest temperature as Europe sizzles READ MORE
  4. Pythagorean geometry in Vedic-era texts, centuries before Pythagoras READ MORE
  5. Officials count 122 saltwater crocodile nests in Bhitarkanika READ MORE
  6. Eight months after rolling back farm laws, Centre sets up MSP panel READ MORE
  7. How Himalayan glaciers are resisting global warming READ MORE
  8. Understanding cryptocurrencies READ MORE

Main Exam

GS Paper- 1

  1. Modi Govt Plans to Dilute law Entailing Jail-term for Damaging Reserve Forests and Trees READ MORE
  2. Unplanned population growth will result in chaos READ MORE

GS Paper- 2

POLITY AND GOVERNANCE

  1. No inner-party democracy: Unlike their counterparts in the U.K., MPs in India have no autonomy to question and challenge their party leadership READ MORE
  2. A new legislation that mirrors the old: The New Drugs, Medical Devices and Cosmetics Bill is antiquated and needs to be revised READ MORE
  3. Personal Data Protection Bill: The irony in localizing READ MORE
  4. Fate of human rights in India: Dormant for too long, civil society must learn to protect its exemplars READ MORE
  5. Indian democracy: work in progress? READ MORE
  6. Amending an FIR is Illegal, and Inconsistent with Natural Justice READ MORE

SOCIAL ISSUES

  1. Why India needs a new law to combat the deaths of workers in sewers and septic tanks READ MORE

INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

  1. With Global Discord at Its Peak, India Braces Itself for G20 Presidency READ MORE
  2. Modi said Neighbourhood First. Sri Lanka crisis is India’s chance to prove it READ MORE

GS Paper- 3

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

  1. The new agriculture panel raises questions READ MORE
  2. The trade policy India needs READ MORE
  3. Caution over rupee: RBI must keep an eye on its reserves as dollar strengthens READ MORE
  4. The GDP Paradox~I READ MORE
  5. Insolvency code is one of India’s success stories. But it now needs a new life READ MORE

ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY

  1. What the Controversial 1972 ‘Limits to Growth’ Report Got Right READ MORE

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

  1. Building resilience to destructive cloudbursts READ MORE

GS Paper- 4

ETHICS EXAMPLES AND CASE STUDY

  1. Steps to undertake a beautiful life journey READ MORE
  2. All the dos and don’ts READ MORE

Questions for the MAIN exam

  1. ‘The population growth can be a double-edged sword, and the India needs to maximise its potential’. Comment.
  2. The government needs to weigh the pros and cons of population growth and choose the right path. Unplanned growth will only result in chaos. Discuss the statement.
  3. ‘India’s Neighbourhood First policy is urgently in need of navigational guidance that political prudence must provide’. Critically Examine.

QUOTATIONS AND CAPTIONS

  • Human rights rest on dignity. The dignity of man is an ideal worth fighting for and worth dying for.
  • The New Drugs, Medical Devices and Cosmetics Bill is antiquated and needs to be revised.
  • A committee has been constituted to promote zero budget-based farming, change crop patterns and make MSP more effective and transparent. Vested interests need to be eliminated.
  • Overregulation by the likes of UGC and excessive demands of laws like the RTE Act are reasons many educational institutions covet a minority status.
  • Integration with global value chains will require a rethink of our high and uncertain tariffs as well as bolder trade alliances.
  • A revamp of agriculture education is vital to attracting talent both at the student and faculty levels.
  • For success in spirituality, we need to become rich in the universal values.
  • Ensuring preparatory measures before the rainy season assists in minimising loss of human and animal lives and has to be made a practice for a good beginning every year.
  • The population growth can be a double-edged sword, and the India needs to maximise its potential.
  • The government needs to weigh the pros and cons of population growth and choose the right path. Unplanned growth will only result in chaos.
  • Since GDP is a gross value, the implications of the negative factors which erode the actual value don’t get netted, and hence there is a distortion.
  • India’s efforts at isolating Pakistan are in many ways rooted in the trajectory of the country’s domestic politics and on account of the continued use of terrorism as a foreign policy tool against it.
  • India must also recognise that its Neighbourhood First approach cannot be effective without Pakistan. This policy is urgently in need of navigational guidance that political prudence must provide.

ESSAY TOPIC

  • Human rights rest on dignity.

50 WORD TALK

  • The emphasis has been on post-disaster response, rescue, evacuation and relief rather than following the disaster management continuum that lays more stress on pre-disaster early warning, mitigation and risk reduction of disaster events. Such methodology is safe, economically feasible and advantageous. Cloudburst hotspots have to be identified, risk mapping done and management initiated from these places.

Things to Remember:

  • For prelims-related news try to understand the context of the news and relate with its concepts so that it will be easier for you to answer (or eliminate) from given options.
  • Whenever any international place will be in news, you should do map work (marking those areas in maps and exploring other geographical locations nearby including mountains, rivers, etc. same applies to the national places.)
  • For economy-related news (banking, agriculture, etc.) you should focus on terms and how these are related to various economic aspects, for example, if inflation has been mentioned, try to relate with prevailing price rises, shortage of essential supplies, banking rates, etc.
  • For main exam-related topics, you should focus on the various dimensions of the given topic, the most important topics which occur frequently and are important from the mains point of view will be covered in ED.
  • Try to use the given content in your answer. Regular use of this content will bring more enrichment to your writing.
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